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cayenne dusted scallops with bacon

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Dara Corrato
Philadelphia, PA

I made this for the first time this past Christmas Eve. I wanted a way to incorporate bacon with scallops without making the traditional bacon wrapped scallop. A new (delicious) recipe was born and I think will become part of the regular rotation.

(1 rating)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For cayenne dusted scallops with bacon

  • 1 lb
    sea scallops
  • 1 pkg
    thick cut bacon
  • 3 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • cayenne pepper
  • olive oil
  • salt (optional)

How To Make cayenne dusted scallops with bacon

  • 1
    Cut scallops in half lengthwise. Rinse under cold water. Make sure side membrane is removed. Pat dry on paper towels. Sprinkle with cayenne pepper (use your judgement with the amount depending on the heat level you like) and salt.
  • 2
    Cut bacon into chunks and cook until crispy. Lightly drain and toss in a bowl with brown sugar until fully coated.
  • 3
    Heat olive oil in a pan. Cook scallops approximately 4 minutes on each side or until just cooked through.
  • 4
    Top with bacon mixture.

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